ESP530 - IELTS Preparation Workshop

Outline info
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Subject Title
IELTS Preparation Workshop

Subject Description
This workshop offers students preparation for the speaking, listening, reading and writing sections of the academic and general versions of the IELTS exam.

Credit Status

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. the different sections of the IELTS exam - listening, reading, writing and speaking and the types of tasks involved in each section.

2. the nine band scores of the IELTS exam.

3. the differences between the academic and general versions of the IELTS exam.

4. the timing of the different sections of the IELTS exam.

5. the marking criteria for the writing and speaking sections of the IELTS exam.

6. some of his/her personal strengths and weaknesses for the IELTS exam.

7. difficulties that IELTS test-takers sometimes encounter in taking the exam.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline
Practise tests

Mode of Instruction
The teacher may use some of the following teaching modes:

  • Lectures
  • Question and answer techniques
  • Classroom discussion
  • Audio recordings
  • Practise tests
  • Pair work
  • Individual consultation

Prescribed Texts
Ready for IELTS 2nd Edition
Student's Book pack with Answers
McCarter, Sam
MacMillan Educaiton 
ISBN:  978-1-786-32862-5

Reference Material
Longman Dictionary of Contemporaty English, New Edition.  For Advanced Learners.
Pearson Education, Inc. (Publisher)
ISBN:  978-1-4082-1533-3

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood